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Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
46 Reviews

3.1
46 Reviews
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ThyssenKrupp Chairman, Executive Board Heinrich Hiesinger
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  1.  

    The work was interesting, German management had an.... interesting philosophy.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hamilton, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Hamilton, OH

    Pros

    Good product employees were proud of

    Cons

    Too many to mention without seeming whiny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings instead of interchangeable parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience for a young engineer to receive some insight into the world of manufacturing engineering.

    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern  in  Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Danville, IL

    Pros

    Pros:

    The engineers that work here are very helpful and ready to help you take on a project and succeed as an engineering student.

    Company allows you to choose an area and project that you are interested in rather than assigning you a project.

    Cons

    Cons:

    Low wages for interns.

    Internship program is not well developed.

    Choosing your own project can be intimidating for new engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  3.  

    Aerospace division needs to get serious about IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable company, it is not going to fail.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions that affect the workers in a positive way.
    Lean principles can be so extreme that it hinders productivity, especially in an office environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staffing for IT needs to support projects to completion. The project to transfer data will never happen until there is an analyst or two dedicated to see it finished.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Multiple divisions

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Danville, IL

    Pros

    Large global presence with rich history

    Cons

    Lots of nationalities trying to gain dominance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust empower and pay your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drama, drama are you mad at mamma?

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    Former Employee - Forge Team Member  in  Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Forge Team Member in Danville, IL

    Pros

    If you are in the union there is a tremendous amount of job security, and the health benefits are very good. The front line management is fair to the union employee.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of division. It is management vs management, management vs union, and union vs employee. There is a lot of unprofessional behavior and you never know where you stand. The union tends to fight good ideas (I was in the union). On the other hand management sometimes has horrible ideas which the union fights like weaklings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the unprofessional behavior. Draw a thick line on this for all employees. Your mid-level management needs better training on managing people. Fair pay doesn't mean paying hourly employees differently for doing the same job just because they were hired under a different union contract. Keep your talent by allowing them to move into other positions regardless of their value in their current position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Melting Pot.

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    Former Employee - Transportation Coord.  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Coord. in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and the HR people are wonderful.

    Cons

    The dept. I worked in was very small and the manager was never there. Not a very good manager as he didn't seem to understand the job at all. The training left something to be dseired, for me it was a learn as you go process. I never had any interaction with the manager of our department and there were only 4 of us. Work was slow at times and there were a lot of days that I say around doing nothing. That could be a good thing if you don't like to use your brain and think,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are telling you. If there is a problem with management address and don't ignore it.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work for at corporate office

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Site roles are difffivult but earning is there

    Cons

    Very less manpower
    Lot of load on site engineers

  9.  

    Great coffee! The work itself is also not all that bad...

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, somehow "old-school" atmosphere, loyal employees who work there long-term, lots of people who love what they do and do it well.

    Cons

    The company is undergoing structural changes, and there is still a lot to be desired before it becomes a global modern multi-national, at least in the oil&gas sector, where I had been working. The work itself was fullfilling and the cooperation good, but there was a constant uncertainty about the prospects and some not so pleasant last minute decision-changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the market better and try to focus more on the real strengths of the company. Also improve the lacking to say the least management of the regional offices.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Conservative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Even though TK is big, the HQ is not far away for an employee.

    Cons

    Pretty conservative. Work-Life-Balance is very disappointing. Parental leave as a man is not possible without breaking you carreer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excutive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Haryāna (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haryāna (India)

    Pros

    World Wide brand, top 3rd rank in world wide.

    Cons

    Lack of fast response system but lots of process for a single work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now its time to introduce some good ERP system and assign accountibilites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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